Running Scheduled Tasks on the cheap with

Scheduling recurring tasks are a pretty common requirement when building an application.  Unfortunately, most of the common ways to build these sorts of scheduled task services require registering a windows service, or using a library like that requires full trust to run.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of shared hosting plans do not allow the […]

Using Fuzzy String Matching to Improve Data Consistency.

The Problem Let’s say you have been collecting user demographic data.  There are Several million records in the database, and some quick analysis has presented you with a problem.  The city field is a mess.  St. Louis alone is entered several different ways, “St. Louis”, “St Louis”, “Saint Louis”, “St Lous”, “St. Loius”.  In fact, […]